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[haw-ber-juh n, hab-er, huh-bur-juh n]
noun Armor.
  1. a short, sleeveless coat of mail.
  2. hauberk.
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Also ha·ber·geon [hab-er-juh n, haw-ber-, huh-bur-juh n] /ˈhæb ər dʒən, ˈhɔ bər-, həˈbɜr dʒən/.
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Historical Examples of habergeon

  • The sword of him that layeth at them cannot hold the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

    Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)

    John Ruskin

  • "I can tell thee that mine are blunt for want of use," retorted a comrade, hammering busily at a broken link in his habergeon.


    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

  • Habergeon, ha-bėr′je-un, n. a piece of armour to defend the neck and breast.

  • Every free layman having ten marks in chattels shall have a habergeon, iron cap, and lance.

  • He wore a gipon of fustian, all stained by his habergeon; for he had only just arrived home from a long voyage.

    Chaucer for Children

    Mrs. H. R. Haweis

British Dictionary definitions for habergeon



  1. a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century under the plated hauberk
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Word Origin for habergeon

C14: from Old French haubergeon a little hauberk


  1. a variant of habergeon
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